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Experience an unforgettable, fun-filled life changing experience in the foundational 200 hours multi-style yoga teacher training course, begin your yoga journey with clarity and vision to lighten up the self. Let us prepare you with ancient teachings and techniques so that you can come up as a accomplished yogi or yogini.
The maximum participants in the group is 15.
Students are provided accommodation in the campus, our all rooms are new with attached washroom, hot-water heater 24 hours, filtered water,
mountains facing rooms, school is located in very peaceful location surrounded by beautiful natural waterfalls and green trees as well as daily experience beautiful sunrise and sunset from school.
Himalayan Yoga Association’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a professional and comprehensive program which is designed by accomplished yoga masters after a lot of self-study on the subjects of yoga in order to provide best teachings to their students. 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Himalayan Yoga Association offers detailed teaching on asanas (postures), meditation, pranayama, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy and physiology, alignment-adjustment, teaching methodology as well as fundamentals of Ayurveda and its importance.
All yoga classes are taught by well - educated accomplished yogis (Masters) that lefts no space for doubts on the teachings when students step forward to teach others. Once the course syllabus is completed students are also given the opportunity to teach their classmates in the presence of teacher which brings clarity and self-confidence in their teaching.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is suitable for all walks of life people whether you are a beginner, intermediate or want to learn for personal development and skills or yoga as a profession so you are on the right place, come and join Himalayan yoga Association to learn how to transform millions life.
Comprehensive & deep study of postures anatomy, movements and the key systems of the body. Learn how the body parts work and apply this knowledge for safe and effective practice and teaching.
Course includes deep practice of asanas (Postures), Hatha yoga, Ashtanga vinyasa flow as well as its theory. Students are also provided a separate class on alignment- adjustment- teaching methodology as these are part of the training, this class given enough time to students to interact with their teachers and finding out the answers of their questions.
Yoga philosophy in Sanskrit called yoga darshan which means guiding students through philosophy of life with the help of ancient yoga texts to the aim of yoga. 200 Hour course at vinyasa yoga school imparts teachings of the mystic sage Patanjali’s ‘Patanjali yoga sutras’ which teaches students to learn how to live appropriate life.
Mantras - Sound vibrations that permeate every cell of your being and allow your mind to dissolve and repose. Meditation is that which gives you deep rest. Meditation is an activity in which the practitioner just sits and allows the mind to dissolve. The rest in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep that you can ever have. When the mind becomes free from agitation, is calm and serene and at peace, meditation happens.
The prana creates an aura around the body. It flows through thousands of subtle energy channels called ‘nadis’ and energy centers called ‘chakras’. The quantity and quality of prana and the way it flows through the nadis and chakras determines one’s state of mind. If the prana level is high and its flow is continuous, smooth and steady, the mind remains calm, positive and enthusiastic.
Ayurveda is ancient knowledge that indicates the very measure of life, advising on the appropriate and inappropriate, happy and sorrowful conditions of living, and recommending practices auspicious for longevity.
200 Hour Certificate will be awarded on completion of all course requirements. This certificate is all you need to immediately apply for your Yoga Alliance RYT200 Certification, a certification recognized world-wide.
1- Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha By Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
2- Patanjali Yoga Sutra By Swami Vivekananda.
3- Meditation & Its practice By Swami Rama Of The Himalayas.
4- Course manual is provided to students during the course.
5- Yoga mala - Sri pattabhhi jois
6- Yoga anatomy - Leslie Kaminoff
7- Learn more about patanjali yoga sutras, upanishads, vedas, shastras, puranas, bhagavad-gita during the course.
All classes are mandatory only in case of an emergency or illness one can take leave with respected teacher permission. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will leave bad impression on student monthly performance.
A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the school rules may be dismissed from the course.
Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited in the school. If you are having a fast any day, you have to inform kitchen manager for avoiding food waste. Always make discipline, respect teachers and follow all rules. Always be in the time, you are late means will not be permitted to join class. Clear your books of account before departure from Himalayan yoga Association. Before departure return your books, maps or any goods which you borrowed. Himalayan yoga Association provides accommodation for a student who join the yoga course. So any friends or relatives will not be included in accommodation however they can stay in school by renting another room. Student have to be present in all scheduled program of Himalayan yoga Association.
An advance of a course fees will not be refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules. If student cancel the course, we accept cancellation but advance deposit will not be refund in cancellation. There is no charge of course cancellation. Student just has to inform by email.
1- How many students are there in the YTT classes/courses?
Ans- We accept 20 to 25 students in each course of YTT.
2- What is dress code for the yoga class?
Ans-White colour clothes are recommended, Try to avoid black colour clothes, Modest dressing is highly recommended.
3- Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?
Ans- No, yoga mat is provided to all students with course material.
4- I'm pregnant can I attend to the course?
Ans- No, the course is too intense for pregnant women to complete.
5- When do we have free time?
Ans- You'll have some breaks during your daily schedule. Sundays are free days as there is no classes, so you'll have time to discover.
6- If want to skip class am I able to do that?
Ans- In case of emergency yes, but you'll have to inform the teacher from the class about it.
7- Can I attend to the same course with my partner?
Ans- Yes, it is possible to attend the TTC with your partner
8- I tried yoga just few times. Will it be too advanced for me to attend the TTC?
Ans- The YTTC are suitable for everyone as we committed to teach you from the very root of yoga through all aspects, so experience are not necessary.
9- Are the teachers well qualified?
Ans- All teachers are qualified Yogis, some are with PHD degrees of yoga sciences, and some are with MA degrees.
10- Will language be my barrier as English is not my first language?
Ans- No, all students are coming from different parts of the world, so English are most likely second language of them. The courses are easily understandable and teachers will help you in anything.
11- Do I have to read any books?
Ans- There is few book that you'll have to read during your course. Is your choice to start before your arrival or once you are at the school.
12- Arrival & Departure
Ans- In order to attend the orientation program, one should arrive at least a day before starting of the course. On the first day at 11:00 am the Course will start with yoga ritual. On last day of the course, graduation ceremony takes place and it finishes by 8:00 pm, therefore, departure should be planned one day after completion of the course.
1- How can I become a certified yoga teacher or yoga instructor?
Ans- To become a certified yoga teacher, you must successfully complete a yoga teacher training course and show competence in your ability to teach a yoga class. Find out what the suggested minimum requirements for yoga teachers are at: www.yogaalliance.org. The yoga alliance page also lists training programs and yoga schools that meet their minimum standards.
2- Is your school registered with Yoga Alliance? Is your yoga teacher training certificate valid internationally?
Ans- Yes, Himalayan yoga Association (RYS 200, 300, 500) is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance USA for providing internationally recognized yoga teacher training certifications in India. All our yoga teacher training graduates can register online at Yoga Alliance® website.
3- Do I need to pass any exams in order to complete the course?
Ans- Yes, you'll have to pass a written and a verbal test. The decision will be based by your performance, attendance and behaviour.
4- Will I be able to teach with this certificate in other parts of the world?
Ans- Yes, our courses are qualified by Yoga Alliance After registration on the website you'll be able to teach in any part of the world.
1- Which kind of visa do I need to apply for?
Ans- Students should apply for tourist visa as it is easy and granted from indian embassy shortly, purpose of visit in india should be yoga retreat or ayurveda retreats. Students may give our school address as well as contact number as an indian reference. Contact details of Indian embassy in your country can be found. In general, visa expiry date is counted from the day visa is issued. Please verify it with the concerned embassy. Try to apply for your visa at least 2 or 3 weeks before your travel date.
2- What should I bring with myself?
Ans- Most of the general items you will need during your stay in India (or their equivalent) can be easily found in the nearby shops around the corner from our yoga school. What we suggest you remember to bring is any specialty item that you can't live without, like a specific personal care item or favorite snack from your country.
3- Is there any post nearby?
Ans- Post is just right next to our school 5 mins walk. Police station next us as well. So the area is well secured, we have 24/7 security with CCTV cameras.
1- I am vegan. Does the food your serving are suitable for vegans?
Ans- Food provided at our center is 100% vegetarian, not vegan, You will need to inform us in advance so our chef can prepare food for you especially.
2- I have diabetes/ celiac disease/gluten intolerances/ kidney disease is it possible for me to provide special diet at the school?
Ans- Yes, we will provide you food according to your needs.
3- Is there clean drinking water at the school?
Ans- There is pure filtered water available for students 24/7, free of charge.
4- Can we use phones at the school?
Ans- Yes, when you are not at your classes you are free to use cell-phone.
5- How can I use Internet at the school?
Ans- Our wireless internet is free and easily accessible, so you can bring your phone or your laptop in order to use it.
6- Do you have available air conditional AC at the school during summer month?
Ans- Yes, we have AC available for extra charges.
1- I'm taking medications. I'll be able to get it in India?
Ans- Yes, India hospitals has the same facilities as Western countries, might be not the same brand, but you'll be able to get it here as well.
2- What if I get sick during my course?
Ans- If you are sick, injured or in need of medical assistance, we will provide you with medical care or take you to a western-style hospital (whichever option is needed). And in this case we will find alternatives for you in order to be able to finish the course.
Ans- Any particular vaccination is not required. Bringing mosquito repellants, lotions etc are recommended.
4- Do I have to worry about Malaria?
Ans- Rishikesh is a very low-risk of Malaria. So you shouldn't worry about taking any vaccination, as it's pretty rare at this area.
5- Do I have to be careful about eating food in India?
Ans- We have taken extra precautions by hiring a dedicated staff to prepare each and every meal at the school from fresh ingredients. Eating outside of school is pretty safe in the restaurants at Rishikesh. If your stomach is sensitive, you should beware of eating street foods.
Yogi Rajesh has been living with holy and saintly people since his childhood. He was brought up in a place where spirituality is the home atmosphere. He is an expert in Hatha, Vinyasa flow, ashtanga yoga, Kundaliniyoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Mudra yoga, and Mantra chanting. He is pursuing a Master of Science Yoga Degree from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University in Haridwar.
Yogi Yogesh Ji
Yogesh Jakhmola is a young and dynamic teacher. He teaches Human Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga therapy at Himalayan yoga Association. His passion for teaching always inspires him to gain in-depth knowledge of his subject. His teaching is based on theory, discussion, and demonstration, using all tools and techniques. He has done Masters in Yoga Science & Yoga Therapy.
Moksha Priya Ji-Certified & registered yoga teacher at Himalayan yoga association, Rajkumari Chauhan ( Moksha priya ) 500 Hours RYT. 15 Years of Teaching experience around the world, Rajkumari ji teaches meditation, Pranayama, Hatha yoga, Mantras chanting & yoga philosophy. Moksha ji is one of the most popular teacher in the world and favorite teacher of all of us.
Yogi Ajay (Guru of founders)
Yogi ajay ji is born for yoga and as a guru to all Himalayan yoga association yogis, he considers his dharma, religion is to provide right direction and guidance to all walks of life people whoever come to him for his help whether economically or health related. He is the light, pure consciousness of all consciousness, soul of all souls, our words can not completely describe who is yogi ajay ji, ones have to meet him.
Yogi Yashpal Ji (Founder)
Yogi Yashpal ji is gold medallist in international yoga championship events, Yashpal ji simplicity in life & teachings help students to see the life with clarity. He is ideal teacher to all yoga practitioners because his teachings are not limited to yoga but it also covers other important aspects of life such as cultivating love in practice, correct practices that rests the mind in order to established in the asanas. Yoga changed Yashpal ji life and his aim is to educate people in yoga to change their life.
Himanshu ji is one of the accomplished yogi of 21st century. He is a very simple man, living with basic needs. The aim of his life is to educate people in yoga sciences because like many other accomplished yogis the wisdom he acquired through yoga sadhana. He considers himself a mean selected by the supreme being to spread yoga wisdom in the world. Himanshu ji is pursuing a master in Indian & Western philosophy, his perspective to see the life is enlightening, people love to talk to him and always want to be around him.
Himalayan yoga Association is located Near deecon valley in Village Ghughtayni Talli, Ward No-5, Upper Tapovan in Lakshman jhula, Rishikesh ‘The world capital of yoga’ on the bank of the holy river ganga surrounded by the Himalayas, natural waterfalls, all the well-known ashrams, temples, beach camps, adventure activities, wild life activities are nearby school which is always a great opportunity to our beloved students to visit the ashrams to see the pure and holy living style, devotion towards god, faith and believe on guru, respecting everything and every being, living with basic needs, living with law of natures which will definitely help them to connect with their real self which is lost in the materialistic world beside this adventure lovers can indulge themselves in adventure activities to test their adventure skills while going the course.
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During the training course students are served three meals per day. The food served is hygienically prepared, nutritious, and healthy. Vinyasa yoga school in Rishikesh puts special emphasis over yogi food for all its students.
Food provided at the centre is 100% vegetarian but not vegan. It can be . arranged provided you inform the chef about it well in advance. There will be served 3 vegetarian meals per day (and a cup of chai during ourtea breaks) for the duration of the course.
The meals are unlimited. Generally, you’ll get a plate of food with all of the various vegetarian Indian dishes appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (according to a yogic diet.) We always make a surplus of food for our students, which is usually placed on the dinner tables for our students to grab from if they want more of a particular dish. You can also always feel free to talk to our kitchen staff if you’d like your meals prepared a certain way or if you’d like extra food.
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The closest and most convenient airport for you is to fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). If you are visiting India for the first time, then it is better for you to take a flight to Dehradun Airport (DED), and from Dehradun is a 30 minutes drive by car, so you save a hustle.
Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh by car is a 6-hour journey. Himalayan Yoga Association have a transportation package for 150 USD which will cover your airport pick-up, transfer from Delhi to Rishikesh (by car) and after completion of the course transfer back from Rishikesh to Delhi. One way transportation i.e. Delhi airport to Rishikesh can also be availed for 75 USD.
In case your flight arrives late night and you want to stay overnight in Delhi, airport pick-up cost will be 25 USD and a reasonably good accommodation at a hotel in Delhi can be arranged for 40 or 50 USD. Himalayan yoga Association travel arrangements are executed under the supervision of professionals and they are always ready with a back-up plan, in case of emergencies.
Another good option is to travel by train (airport to New Delhi train station by car, then by train to Haridwar and from Haridwar to Rishikesh by car). Travel by bus is quite cheap but a bit inconvenient for first time visitors.
Cheap hotels can also be found in Delhi (Main Bazar, Paharganj area) for 10 to 20 USD. From Delhi airport to Paharganj can be reached by airport metro express in less than 20 minutes and it costs less than 2 USD.
If you opt to use public transportation to reach the school, please contact the school upon arriving in Rishikesh, so they can help you with directions for walking a short distance to the school.
It is safe to travel alone to Rishikesh, many tourists do it. However, it might be a bit challenging to travel by local buses or trains sometimes if you have never been to India before, as it is very different from other parts of the world.
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